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Mechanical CAD Drafting

31-606-3 Technical Diploma (TD) 27 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Use your creativity to solve problems and create new products. Develop the technical skills needed for entry-level work in an engineering department. You will learn to interpret and prepare mechanical drawings of products and machine components to the specifications of the designer and/or the engineering team. You could also investigate other areas of the design process such as strength requirements, material choice, product improvement and cost savings. In addition, you’ll learn about manufacturing processes, technical drafting and technical math.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Sketching and the Design Process
10-606-151
1
Introduces sketching, which is typically one of the first steps in working out and documenting a design. Almost all initial ideas are hand sketched long before any graphical data is created with the CAD system. Basic sketching techniques and their application to one view, oblique, isometric, and perspective drawings are covered. Lettering techniques are also covered.
CAD and Geometric Constructions
10-606-152
1
Focuses on the very basics of using AutoCAD software. This course will cover the interface and basic drawing, editing, and printing commands. Applying constructive geometrical thinking to solve more complex problems and accurately locate points, edges, and surfaces when the software cannot do so "automatically" is also covered.
Coreq: Sketching & the Design process (10606151)
Multiview Projections
10-606-153
1
Covers standard practices of orthographic projection. Best practices for deciding which views to show, how they should be oriented in your drawing, and how to represent key information such as edges, surfaces, vertices, hidden lines, centerlines, and other crucial details are covered.
Coreq: CAD and Geometric Constructions (10606152)
Section Views and Auxiliary Views
10-606-154
1
Explains that often times there are internal features that lie behind other features, and features that lie on inclined and oblique surfaces. This course covers the creation and placement of section and auxiliary views, allowing portrayal of these features. Descriptive geometry techniques for finding piercing points, points of planar intersections, and surface development are also covered.
Coreq: Multiview Projections (10606153)
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
10-606-155
1
Explains that dimensions and notes define the size, location, finish, and other requirements to fully describe what is to be manufactured. These standards are covered in this course. Tolerancing, or making allowances for human ability, material properties, and the manufacturing environment is also covered.
Coreq: Section Views and Auxiliary Views (10606154)
Threads and Fasteners
10-606-156
1
Explains that the ability to properly display various standardized thread forms and fasteners is, naturally, extremely important as most parts ultimately need to be attached to other parts in some manner. This course will show students how to depict and call out these features on a drawing. Both Metric and Unified National Thread series will be covered.
Coreq: Dimensioning and Tolerancing (10606155)
Gears and Cams
10-606-157
1
Covers two concepts used in the creating of motion using mechanical parts, gears and cams. Students will learn the geometry comprising these two important features, find out how they work, and how to depict them on a mechanical drawing.
Coreq: Threads and Fasteners (10606156)
Working Drawings
10-606-158
1
Covers the methods for producing working drawings utilized by manufacturers when building parts. Tolerances will be used to ensure the proper fit and function of mating parts. Students will learn the requirements of a detailed part drawing, as well as what is required on assembly drawings and weldments. The workings of an engineering office will also be addressed.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >=65; Coreq: Gears and Cams (10606157)
Structural and Piping Drafting
10-606-159
1
Will teach students how to create a proper drawing of structures comprised of beams, channels, and tubing. Detailed and schematic piping drawings will also be covered. Students will learn how to draw pipe fittings and how they are assembled to tanks, vats, and other components.
Coreq: Solid Modeling/Working Drawings (10606158)
AutoCAD Mechanical
10-606-160
1
Will expose the student to the many automated features built into the AutoCAD Mechanical software. Features such as detailing, hardware and symbol libraries, bill of material generation, adherence to CAD standards, integrated layer management, and smart dimensioning tools will be covered.
Coreq: Structural and Piping Drafting (10606159)
College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
10-804-197
5
This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatorics, and the binomial theorem.
Prereq: ACCPL Algebra >= 85 and ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT(Math) >=22 OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree.
Manufacturing Processes with Lab
10-623-119
4
Introduces the manufacturing processes used to cast, form, cut, and join materials including hands-on experience with manual machining, forming, and joining processes. Incorporates print reading and basic metrology skills.
Select a total of 2 credits from these options
Introduction to SolidWorks
10-606-141
2
Will introduce the student to the basics of the SolidWorks software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.
CATIA V5 - Basic
10-606-102
2
Introduces methods for creating three-dimensional models using CATIA V5 software. Topics include product structure, sketcher, solid modeling, drafting, assembly, surface modeling and sheet metal design. Basic computer skills are required.
Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
10-606-139
2
Will introduce the student to the basics of Autodesk's Inventor software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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